One of the fun things about thrifting is finding older pieces you remember admiring in retail stores in years past. I distinctly remember this kimono-inspired BCBG jacket; I want to say it was circa 2009, but my memory for dates is getting increasingly unreliable (surely, that wasn’t 7 years ago?!). If I pulled out one of my old fashion scrapbooks — yep, I’m old enough to have Pinterest-ed the caveman way — I bet I would find a picture of it. It was part of a collection I lusted over at the time, but which was most definitely out of my budget. Thrift is the great equalizer, I guess.
For a jacket that is relatively old, this piece was in fantastic, like-new shape when I found it. I kept the outfit simple, and added a belt to cinch in the waist since the jacket is a bit loose on me. I was well please with the result, which felt polished but laid-back at the same time. What do you think?